Passenger plane crashes at Wau airport in South Sudan


A South Supreme Airlines An-26 aeroplane flying from the South Sudanese capital Juba with 40 passengers and 5 crew on board crashed while landing on runway 27 at Wau airport and immediately burst into flames. At least 14 persons have survived the crash. Later it appeared that all 45 occupants were rescued alive, 17 or 18 of which have been taken to local hospitals with injuries.

The accident happened at around 3 p.m. local time on Monday when the plane went down as it attempted to land at Wau Airport.  In addition to firefighters, UN peacekeepers also rushed to the crash site to help the victims of the accident.

South Supreme Airlines has at least two Antonov An-26s painted in their colours and reported at Juba this month; both registered in Sao Tome e Principe as S9-TLW and S9-TLZ, serial numbers not known.


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